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Teeth (2007)

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Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Dawn
John Hensley ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Dr. Godfrey
Hale Appleman ... Tobey
Lenny von Dohlen ... Bill
Vivienne Benesch Vivienne Benesch ... Kim
Ashley Springer ... Ryan
Laila Liliana Garro ... Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn Nicole Swahn ... Melanie
Adam Wagner Adam Wagner ... Phil
Hunter Ulvog Hunter Ulvog ... Little Brad
Ava Ryen Plumb ... Little Dawn
Trent Moore Trent Moore ... Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager Mike Yager ... Elliot
Nathan Parsons ... Soda Spritzer
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Storyline

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every rose has its thorns.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Zubi See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,521, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$347,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,340,110
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Pierpoline Films, Teeth See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When speaking to her step brother brad, Dawn is seen in a T-shirt with a unicorn decal on it. Unicorns represent both purity and virginity major themes in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Dawn O'Keefe has brown eyes as a child in the first scene, but has blue eyes in the rest of the movie. However, 10 - 15% of Caucasian people experience some eye color change. It is not unlikely for a child's eye color to change from brown to blue. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill: Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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Crazy Credits

No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Vital Signs (2011) See more »

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Spillin the Seed
Performed & Composed by Dave Lichtenstein
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Something to sink your TEETH into...
27 May 2008 | by ClaytonDavisSee all my reviews

A new evolution of horror as arrived with the new film, Teeth. Teeth tells the story of Dawn O'Keefe (Jess Weixler), a young abstinent teenager who comes to find out that her "family jewels" are much more special than everyone else's; her vagina has teeth. When she comes to realize her "differences" she starts to battle with her sexuality and wanting to act on her impulses.

This has definitely revolutionized the horror genre along with some awkward comedy, Teeth holds interest for the viewer throughout. From a woman's perspective I'm not sure how the film would be received, but from a man, to put it plainly simple, it scares the ever living crap out of me. The film holds nothing to the imagination as it shows the most graphic images I've seen on film in quite sometime.

Other than graphic imagery, the storyline isn't as strong as images. There's no flow to the story and pretty random at times as it conquers the steps of gross and unfortunate adolescence. The performances are enough to suffice but its John Hensley who plays Brad, Dawn's perverted step-brother who wants to take his sister's virginity that stands out. Young Dawn takes on some new attitudes throughout the film and Weixler attends to her with grace and ease.

Not sure if this is a must-see for people, but it compares to The Matrix scenario when Morpheus presents the red pill and the blue pill. You can take the blue pill, the dream ends and you can believe whatever you want to believe; you take the red pill, you get to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

**½ /****


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